“If you don’t have a white supremacist world view, then why did you travel to Austria and meet with a white supremacist organization?” Van Fosson asked, referring to King’s meeting with members of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party.


The Washington Post reports that the Freedom Party was “founded by a former Nazi SS officer and is now led by Heinz-Christian Strache, who was active in neo-Nazi circles as a youth.” The report went on to note that, “While the party has distanced itself from those connections, it recently embraced a hard-line anti-immigration stance while seeking ties with other far-right parties and leaders abroad.” That sounds perfectly aligned with King’s interests.

“Do you identify as a white nationalist?” Van Fosson asked, though King would not answer.


“Stop it!” the Iowa congressman cried. “You’re done!”

Correction: An earlier version of this story identified Kaleb Van Fosson as a reporter. He’s a constituent from Steve King’s district.